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#1 hari317

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 17:47

Pelikan Grand Prix

I came across these pens selling at an excellent price last week. I bought a few since the nibs on these resembled the ones on the relatively much more expensive Pelikan Future. The pen is a good candidate for ED conversion, as you can see from the pics. The section is 100% plastic with no metallic parts. The barrel is a sealed unit, with no vent holes and is 100% plastic too. The section threads are a bit coarse, so I applied some silicone grease, filled the barrrel with around 3ml of Rohrer and Klingner Salix and the pen just wrote, no fuss, no skips no breaks, very smooth nib.

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Nice pen for the money, just sharing my joy with you all.

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Edited by hari317, 27 April 2012 - 18:03.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 08:03

Pelikan Grand Prix

I came across these pens selling at an excellent price last week. I bought a few since the nibs on these resembled the ones on the relatively much more expensive Pelikan Future. The pen is a good candidate for ED conversion, as you can see from the pics. The section is 100% plastic with no metallic parts. The barrel is a sealed unit, with no vent holes and is 100% plastic too. The section threads are a bit coarse, so I applied some silicone grease, filled the barrrel with around 3ml of Rohrer and Klingner Salix and the pen just wrote, no fuss, no skips no breaks, very smooth nib.

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Nice pen for the money, just sharing my joy with you all.

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Hari


Hi good info. Thank you for sharing. I have the same pen and many other Pelikans, but all in M nib. I would like to know is there any chance of getting Pelikans with F or EF nib here in India.

-saji

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#3 hari317

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 13:11

Hi good info. Thank you for sharing. I have the same pen and many other Pelikans, but all in M nib. I would like to know is there any chance of getting Pelikans with F or EF nib here in India.

-saji


Sajis, thanks and to answer your question, at present no. The current Pelikan Importer seems to be importing only M nibs at the moment for the school range. In the past i have bought several Pelikan Futures with F and B nibs. EF I am not sure if they even offer.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 16:03

cool pen, can you remember how much you paid for it?
just curious!
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#5 hari317

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 16:20

cool pen, can you remember how much you paid for it?
just curious!


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Posted 28 April 2012 - 20:37

Thanks for sharing Hari. According to Pelikan's site this model is only made with M nibs

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 23:41

Nice review! Thanks! Surprisingly nice line.
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Posted 29 April 2012 - 00:12

School pens rock. Why is it they give so little grief to their users?

Thanks for showing us this one!
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#9 hari317

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 10:10

Thanks for sharing Hari. According to Pelikan's site this model is only made with M nibs

Thanks, at this price point it might make sense to offer only a restricted nib choice. The M nibs are quite generous.

Nice review! Thanks! Surprisingly nice line.

Thanks! I am amazed at how well these pens write, strong contruction.

School pens rock. Why is it they give so little grief to their users?

Thanks for showing us this one!

Thank you! I agree about the performance of the school pens in general, like the Pelikanos, No Nonsense etc.

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